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5th Year Anniversary

Digestive Cancers Europe - 5th anniversary

Digestive Cancers Europe (DiCE) is an influential organisation representing patients with digestive cancers, including colorectal, gastric, liver, oesophageal, pancreatic, and rare cancers. As we celebrate our fifth anniversary, we reflect on our accomplishments and ongoing mission to contribute to early diagnosis and increase overall survival and quality of life for patients across Europe.

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Our Mission & Vision

Our MissionOur Mission:

DiCE is a European non-profit umbrella organisation uniting patient organisations and collaborating with stakeholders dedicated to digestive cancers.

Through advocacy, research, and awareness-raising, we support patients and carers to improve survival and quality of life.

As the voice of the digestive cancer community, we champion early diagnosis and equal access to the highest standards of treatment and care for everyone across Europe.

Our VisionOur Vision:

DiCE envisions a Europe where fewer people are impacted by digestive cancers and where every individual affected receives a timely diagnosis with personalised treatment and care, leading to better survival and quality of life.

Digestive Cancers

Colorectal Cancer

Bowel cancer develops in the colon or the rectum.

Gastric and Oesophageal Cancer

Malignant (cancer) cells form in the lining of the stomach.

Liver Cancer

Liver Cancer

Liver cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths worldwide.

Pancreatic Cancer

Malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the pancreas.

Rare Cancers

More than 4.3 million people in the EU are affected by rare cancers.

Patient Stories

Those Who Care Informally for People With Cancer Need All the Love and Support They Can Get – Our Guide Can Help!

Carers are an essential part of a patient’s life. For family and friends becoming a Carer is often sudden and unexpected. Digestive Cancers Europe has produced tools for people caring informally – a Carers Guide and the Carers Connect web portal.

Firstly our Carers Guide for people caring for those with colorectal cancer. We invite you to discover it and other resources to help Carers on this all-important journey. We are pleased to share the guide in the Finish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish languages. They are available under ‘Colorectal Cancer’ on our publications page.

In May in Finnish, Polish and Portuguese we also have added our Carers Connect portal – a virtual space for CRC carers to meet, exchange and gain support. Discover more

Our History

DiCE’s mission is to contribute to early diagnosis and decreased mortality from digestive cancers and to increase overall survival and quality of life.

DiCE has a thriving and robust platform. Together with our Members, Associate Members and Partners, we have alliances with physicians and politicians all over Europe. We mobilise and connect people to get the voices of all patients with all types of digestive cancers heard in every country in the region.

DiCE wants to make a real difference for patients and help save lives.


DiCE keeps an eye on ongoing pharmaceutical and clinical research. Consult our databases to learn more.

Clinical Trials

Do you want to take part in a clinical trial as a patient? Or do you just want to keep an eye on the activity in the digestive cancer research field? Search our database for recruiting and ongoing clinical trials.

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🗓️ April 24th
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As #EUElections near, we look back on our achievements with patient organisations at an EU level. Our event with @dice_europe, @P_C_E, @EurPancClub at #EUParliament shaped policy asks for pancreatic & gastric cancer. Together, we're stronger 👉 #EUNewsline

Kwiecień to Miesiąc Świadomości #RakPrzełyku Profilaktyka i wczesne wykrycie nowotworu pomagają ratować życie. #DziśdlaJutra dołącz do nas w rozpowszechnianiu przesłania dotyczącego świadomości i zapobiegania już dziś Nasze działania mogą wpłynąć na naszą przyszłość @dice_europe

For most cancers, the stage is a Roman numeral from 0 to IV (4). As a rule, the lower the number, the less the cancer has spread.

To find out more about SAGITTARIUS, visit
#HorizonEU #HorizonEurope

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